glsa-check - Gentoo: Tool to locally monitor and manage GLSAs


glsa-check <option> [glsa-list]

[glsa-list] can contain an arbitrary number of GLSA ids, filenames containing GLSAs or the special identifiers 'all' and 'affected'


This tool is used to locally monitor and manage Gentoo Linux Security Advisories. Please read:
before reporting a bug.

Note: In order for this tool to be effective, you must regularly sync your local portage tree.


-l, --list

list the a summary for all GLSAs in glsa-list and whether they affect the system

-d, --dump, --print

show all information about the GLSAs in glsa-list

-t, --test

test if this system is affected by the GLSAs in glsa-list and output the GLSA IDs

-p, --pretend

show the necessary steps to apply the GLSAs in glsa-list

-f, --fix

try to auto-apply the GLSAs in in glsa-list using emerge. This will only upgrade packages to later version, but not remove packages when no upgrade path exists (experimental)

-i, --inject

inject the given GLSA into the glsa_injected file

-n, --nocolor

disable colors (option)

-h, --help

show this help message

-V, --version

some information about this tool

-v, --verbose

print more messages (option)

-c, --cve

show CVE ids in listing mode (option)

-q, --quiet

be less verbose and do not send empty mail (option)

-m, --mail

send a mail with the given GLSAs to the administrator



List of GLSA ids that have been injected and will never show up as 'affected' on this system. The file must contain one GLSA id (e.g. '200804-02') per line.


Thank you!